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Vientiene, Laos

2 Days in Vientiane, Laos After more than 7 years since last being in Laos, my wife and I decided to do a week-long trip from Vientiane to Luang Prabang. Flying into Vientiane gave me the chance to meet up with some old friends from my early days of working in Malaysia as a teacher…

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Along the Mekong: To Kampong Cham

At approximately 100km from Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham is a great weekend getaway for anyone wanting to get away from the constant traffic and noise of the big city. With lots of travel routes available to get there, there are good options available for all types of travellers.

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Cycling the Coast to Kampot

Cycling the Coast to Kampot After hosting my friend Adam of the Cycling Two for two weeks, he decided that he would make his way to Bangkok by following the coast of Cambodia and Thailand. I decided to join him for the weekend, and to take a bus back from Kampot, which is about 160km…

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Japan: Shikoku Island – Osaka to Hiroshima

Cycling from Osaka to Hiroshima via the beautiful Shikoku Island This post is a throwback to 2015, when I decided to cycle from Osaka to Hiroshima. As I was spending the summer in Japan, and didn’t have most of the bike touring equipment bike tourists usually carry, I was limited to sleeping in hotels and…

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Indonesia – Part 5: Bali to Gili Islands to Lombok

The Final Two Weeks After the massive push to get to Denpasar in 4 days, I was really happy to have reached Bali, the legendary island of amazing food, parties, beaches, and tranquility. I initially planned to stay in Denpasar, not really knowing anything about the place, but quickly realized that it a haven for…

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Indonesia – Part 4: Malang to Denpassar

4 day Race to Bali The day before I was going to leave Malang I was talking to a British couple and they were telling me how they only had 9 days left on their visas so they had to go to Bali as quickly as possible to get it renewed. After a quick count,…

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Indonesia – Part 3: Kediri to Malang

Kediri to Malang (115km) Kediri as a nice little city. I managed to go to a festival that happened to be going on and saw a traditional Javanese puppet show, ate some great local food and just enjoyed the moment. I decided to head to Malang the next day. On the way out of town,…

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Indonesia – Part 2: Yogyakarta to Kediri

Yogyakarta to Solo (68km) I decided to go to Surakarta (Solo) for my 1st bike leg. Only 68km away on a flat road. About 2.5 hours of boring riding on a busy road. I had three couchsurfers lined up for Solo, but since I delayed my departure from Jogja, the two locals could no longer…

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Indonesia – Part 1: Yogyakarta

This post is copied over from an old site I was building. This trip took place in 2012 during the winter break from my teaching job in Malaysia. I decided to load up a mountain bike with a rack and panniers and some slicker touring tires and ride from Central Java to Labuan, Indonesia. This…

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